Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog

The Difference a New Thermostat Can Make for Home Cooling

August 2nd, 2021

setting-thermostatAre you looking for ways to improve your home’s air conditioning in Plattsburgh, NY, but you also don’t think it’s time to have your current AC system replaced? If the reason you want better cooling is that the AC isn’t doing the job you expect from it, then the best next step is to arrange for us to check out the system and repair it—and the sooner, the better for your cooling and your bills.

But if the AC is working the way it always has, but you want greater convenience and lower bills, then we recommend calling us to look into options to upgrade the thermostat. This can not only benefit your cooling, but it will also improve your home heating as well.

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Didn’t Schedule AC Maintenance in Spring? It’s Still Not Too Late!

July 19th, 2021

service-reminder-clockOh no, did you forget to arrange to have our professionals maintain your AC in spring? No worries, you can still have it done. You may think that it’s too late and maybe feel tempted to wait until next spring, but this can spell trouble for your home cooling system. We encourage you to call us for this important air conditioning service in Essex, VT as soon as possible.

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What Can Go Wrong When an AC Has a Clogged Filter

July 5th, 2021

man-with-furnace-filterOne of the top pieces of advice we have for homeowners when it comes to their air conditioning system is, “Replace the air filter regularly.” We’d wager that if you asked a hundred HVAC technicians for their top piece of AC advice, more than 90 would give the same answer. It’s easy to do, and it prevents so many problems. 

During routine maintenance, our technicians will take care of changing the filter. But during the rest of the summer you will have to do the job—usually every 1 to 3 months, depending on the strength of the filter. It isn’t a tough task, and if you have any questions about it, you can always ask our team. If you want to know why this is so important, we’ll list some of the problems that a clogged filter can cause an air conditioner. 

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

June 21st, 2021

water-dropletsYou know if you see water leaking from pipes or the water heater in your home that there’s trouble. But when you notice water leaking from the cabinet of your air conditioner, you might feel confused. Your air conditioning system isn’t hooked up to the water line in your house, so where is this water coming from? And is leaking water a reason to call for technicians to repair the AC?

The answer to the last question is usually yes. We’ll answer the first question as well as get into why water may be leaking from the AC below. 

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Why Does My AC Keep Turning Off Too Early?

June 7th, 2021

vent-cover-in-ceilingA common cause for an AC failing to keep a house cool enough during summer is because the air conditioning system isn’t completing its full cooling cycle and instead shuts down early. Sometimes the air conditioner may come back on soon after and repeat the process; this is called short-cycling. But the AC may also simply shut off and stay off for a long stretch. Either is bad news for your comfort, since it doesn’t give the cool air ample time to spread through the rooms, and short cycling brings the added problem of extra strain put on the system.

Below we’ll go over some of the more common reasons your AC might be shutting down before it’s done its job.

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When Unclogging Isn’t Fixing Your Drain Problems

May 24th, 2021

leak-in-p-trap-pipeDrain clogs are about as basic a plumbing problem as you can imagine. In some cases, you can clear out a drain yourself with a plunger. In others, you may need our professional drain cleaning services to remove the more obstinate clogs. As long as you remember to call for professionals rather than reach for a store-bought drain cleaner when the plunger doesn’t work, you should be in good shape.

But there are times when you’ll need something more than unclogging for your drains. You may need drain repair in Burlington, VT, and this is a job we’re ready to help you with. Please don’t delay when you suspect you have bigger troubles than a basic clog, since the trouble may soon affect all the drains in your house. 

Below we’ll look at situations where you may need the next step in drain repair.

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Know the Limits of Your Home’s Air Conditioner

May 10th, 2021

thermostat-and-woman-72-degreesSometimes an air conditioning system can seem like a magical device. For centuries, people knew how to create heat when they needed it, but they didn’t have methods that could cool the air aside from using water or opening up windows and doors. Then came the electro-mechanical air conditioner at the start of the twentieth century, and we had devices that could send cool air into a room—air cooler than that outside!—with just a few adjustments.

Of course there’s no “magic” to ACs aside from technology. And air conditioners do have limits. You can’t make your air conditioning system turn your house into a freezer, for example (not that you’d want to). A standard residential thermostat has the lowest setting of 60°F. So what are the limits of your home’s AC, and how can you best use this information?

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Spring Tips to Get Your Plumbing in Shape

April 19th, 2021

checkmark-greenNow that we’re starting to experience spring weather, it’s a good time to make sure your plumbing is ready for the middle of the year. Don’t worry: this isn’t as big a job as winter prep, when you’re working hard to make sure none of the pipes freeze. These spring steps are basic maintenance checks and jobs that you can either do yourself or with the assistance of a Burlington, VT plumber. We’re always available to assist you if you should discover anything wrong with your plumbing that needs repair or replacement work right away. 

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It’s Time Once Again for Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 12th, 2021

air-conditioner-condenser-3D-renderWhat’s the best thing you can do for your air conditioning in Essex, VT? Schedule routine maintenance for it from our professionals! And when’s the best time to do it? Spring—right now!

We’re looking forward to the warm weather as much as you are, and we want you to get the most from the coming summer—a summer we all anticipate will be much better than last year’s. Although you can anticipate spending less time in your home than you did last summer, that doesn’t mean you can skip taking care of the AC. This is not the year to skip air conditioning maintenance. It’s as important as ever.

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When the Shower Goes Cold—Why It May Happen

March 29th, 2021

cold-showerNo matter what you have planned when you get up, one important part of facing the day is having that morning shower. And nothing can get your day off to a worse start than to have the water in the shower go cold on you, or possibly have no hot water coming from the showerhead at all.

There are several reasons why you might be getting cold water in the shower, and some aren’t as obvious as you might think. In many cases, you’ll need the assistance of a plumber in Plattsburgh, NY to solve the problem. Our team is here with 24-hour emergency service to see that your shower troubles don’t last long. 

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